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Maren Morris, America’s young country music starlet, is pleased to release her single “80s Mercedes” in the UK, to coincide with her first full tour of the UK/Ireland this month.
Watch the 80s Mercedes video here
The Alon Isocianu (Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix) directed video was shot in Los Angeles using primarily green screen technology.
“‘80s Mercedes’ was a music video in my mind from the day we wrote it” says Morris. “I wanted the visuals to feel really neon, hyper stylized and fun. Like a graphic novel on acid. Alon’s vision matched the song perfectly and I couldn’t picture a more fitting representation of the song!”
The new single is announced as Maren arrives in the UK for a full string of live headline shows that includes a night at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on the 15th November. Support on all dates comes from Ryan Hurd.
These live dates mark Maren’s first steps back into the UK since her standout performance of breakthrough single “My Church” on Later… with Jools Holland back in May.
About Maren Morris…
Twenty-seven year old Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal styling’s that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the GOLD-certified HERO, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016. One week after it was available, HERO entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres. Morris’ debut single from HERO, “My Church,” set a record at US Country radio by having the most chart reporting stations to play a debut single by a country artist with 107 stations the week it hit the airwaves in addition to being certified PLATINUM by the RIAA.
Later in 2016, Morris tied for the most nominations with FIVE at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, including Album of the Year (HERO), FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, SINGLE OF THE YEAR (“My Church”), SONG OF THE YEAR (“My Church”) and NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR which she won, marking her first CMA Award. She was tapped by Billboard Magazine to receive the Billboard ‘BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST’ Award at the 11th annual Billboard Women in Music Gala as well as being awarded the Breakthrough Artist Award by the Music Business Association at Music Biz 2017.
Kicking off 2017 Morris took home the GRAMMY for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE for “My Church” at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards in addition to having the most nominations for a Country music artist with FOUR to her credit including BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST COUNTRY ALBUM (HERO) and BEST COUNTRY SONG (“My Church”). She received SIX nominations for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards including FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR which she took home the trophy for, ALBUM OF THE YEAR (as artist and producer) for HERO, and SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR (as artist and producer) for “My Church.” Morris was also named Radio Disney’s BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. In the fall of 2017 Morris received three nominations for the 51st Annual CMA Awards including nominations for FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR as well as MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR and MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR, both for the No. 1 hit song “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett (featuring Maren Morris).
Morris has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, CBS Sunday Morning, ELLEN, NBC’s The Voice, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Talk, Chelsea, NCIS: New Orleans, Sprout’s Sunny Side Up, the 50th Annual CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards and the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Morris recently wrapped the first leg of her first-ever, SOLD OUT, headlining tour, The HERO Tour 2017, with the second leg to continue in October and November. Next year Maren joins Niall Horan on the Flicker World Tour 2018 with dates in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Remaining tickets are on sale now at http://gigst.rs/MaMo
Maren Morris Live:
12th November: Dublin Academy
13th November: Glasgow ABC
15th November: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
17th November: Birmingham O2 Institute 1
18th November: Bristol Anson Rooms
20th November: Manchester O2 Ritz
21st November: Sheffield Leadmill